Marin Younker’s Book Published, Now in Catalog!
July 25, 2016
How exciting that another former Sno-Isle employee has published a book. Marin Younker’s Bleed, Blister, Puke and Purge: The Dirty Secrets Behind Early American Medicine comes out October 25th from Zest Books. Lorraine has ordered copies (it’s juvenile non-fiction) and it is now in the catalog. I think the cover couldn’t be neater. It should be a fun and fascinating read.
Congratulations to Marin on her hard work and years of research bringing this to light! As a smart, helpful colleague she was a pleasure to work with, and now as an emerging writer she can count on a lot of us as her first fans.
Summary: Riots over the medical use of cadavers. Public access to institutions for the insane. And full-blown surgeries without the aid of anesthetics or painkillers. Welcome to the middle ages of American medicine. Bleed, Blister, Puke, and Purge exposes the extraordinary practices and major players of American medical history, from the colonial era to the late 1800s. It’s hard to believe that today’s cutting-edge medicine originated from such crude beginnings, but this book reminds us to be grateful for today’s medical care, while also raising the question: what current medical practices will be the horrors of tomorrow?